Hipcamp host Jon
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Our camping area is quiet. You have 40 acres to roam on our ranch. It is an enchanting place my kids grew up visiting as their special camping site. You will have no noisy neighbors. Night stars are so vivid on moonless nights. Coyotes howl in the distance and antelope are commonly seen in the area. We are very close to several types of Colorado adventures. Hiking, fishing, Continue reading...

Our camping area is quiet. You have 40 acres to roam on our ranch. It is an enchanting place my kids grew up visiting as their special camping site. You will have no noisy neighbors. Night stars are so vivid on moonless nights. Coyotes howl in the distance and antelope are commonly seen in the area. We are very close to several types of Colorado adventures. Hiking, fishing, climbing, rafting, boating and hot springs resorts are within an hour's drive. Cool nights and warm days are the norm compared to nearby Summit County. This is basically back country camping on private property. Bring all your toys or just yourself. Think South Park, because it is, well, South Park, a land as big as Connecticut. 

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Site 1 - has a four burner gas grill with side stovetop and gas fire pit. There is also a large pick-nick table. No wood fires are allowed in South Park. Summit County is under fire restrictions also. Bring you own 25 lb gas bottle.  It has a drive through driveway for trailers and enough space for several tents.  It is well  tucked into the trees for shade and wind break.

Site 2 - Rock outcrops, great views of the Continental Divide, and tent spaces for 3 tents. A camper trailer would have to park in the parking and be able to back in or our with a 4WD vehicle. There is a gas fire pit and soon a gas grill. Ask first. Also a table and chairs. 

To describe my camping there June 5, 2018. I arrived with my packing goats and set them out to forage. I set up camp and had a couple of beers before the late evening twilight. I was watching the sun fade on the snow covered peaks in the distance. Had dinner and watched the intense stars overhead after dark. The SILENCE is DEAFENING! No cars, no planes, no air conditioner hum, no human generated sound. In the morning the songbirds wake you up. Later the wind begins to whisper through the trees. Later the trees are wavering overhead and you know it is howling over the surrounding plains. But it is relatively still in the woods. That is why the campsites are buried in the trees. Before I left the next day, I walked through the aspens mixed with Bristlecone Pine and marveled at the wildflowers that cover the ground with a carpet of tenacious plants. They have a fleeting moment of beauty and continue through the year, conserving the precious water they get mostly as snow in winter. I pass a couple antelope on the driveway going out. Down the hill, the neighbor's horses are galloping across the grassland away from my noisy truck. South Park........give the other drivers a little wave from the steering wheel as you drive by. They still like to know there are neighbors around. 

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, rv & moto...
No. of sites
2 bookable sites
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 10 people per site
No potable water
Bring your own water
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring
Toilet available
Portable toilet
Pets allowed
Off leash, on leash
No showers
Pack it out
Picnic table available
No wifi
No RV hookup
No RV sanitation
Have a question? Send Jon a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: None
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 40% off
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
OHV
Climbing
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
Wind sports
Snow sports
Surfing
Swimming

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Hipcamper Brittany
Has mixed feelings towards this listing

Spacious landscape for at least two separate campers with beautiful views. Unfortunately we weren't able to meet our host, but communication was good. Two sites to choose from, site upkeep was primitive, no clamping here, but it was quiet! Long drive out on gravel road so it will be hard if you don't have a 4 wheel, but we made it with our Focus.

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Hipcamper Jon
Response from Jon, the Host, on August 20th, 2018

Thanks, Brittany. I am glad you enjoyed the solitude. The gravel road can be scary to city people. But we find it a way to limit those that are just passing through. The only glamping we offer is what you bring on your trip. So if glamping is what you want, you have to bring your camper trailer.

Hipcamper Jeff
Recommends this listing

A nice, peaceful site. I stayed for one night, so I didn't really need to leave the camp. The property is big enough that you can stroll (not hike) around for an hour or two. Thanks for sharing your family's special camping spot.

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Hipcamper Paul
Recommends this listing

Such a beautiful, peaceful campsite. You won't hear or see anyone during the whole time you are there except for some horses. Directions were perfect. Can't wait to return.

Hipcamper Jon
Response from Jon, the Host, on July 16th, 2018

Glad you enjoyed your stay. My family always enjoyed camping at the ranch on busy weekends as we were quite alone. And we live in Summit County. Sometimes you just have to get away.

Hipcamper Faith
Recommends this listing

The drive into Jon's property is gorgeous. The camp site was clearly marked and had ample room. We were thrilled to see that he even set up the gas fire pit in our camping area for us in addition to the gas grill- super helpful for the fireban! We truly enjoyed our experience and the ease of the trip due to Jon's efforts! Would totally stay again, very satisfied! Thanks for making the birthday party memorable.

Hipcamper Jon
Response from Jon, the Host, on July 16th, 2018

Thank you Faith. I am glad you enjoyed your visit. Maybe with some rain we can enjoy real campfires again.

Hipcamper Jessica
Recommends this listing

Nice area, good amount of shade, fun areas for the kids to explore. Would come back again.

Hipcamper Jon
Response from Jon, the Host, on June 25th, 2018

Great family with a wonderful attitude towards camping.

Hipcamper Andrew
Recommends this listing

Directions were perfect. Having a gas grill and fire pit during a fire ban was great. Definitely recommend this camp site. Easy drive from Denver.

Hipcamper Jon
Response from Jon, the Host, on August 20th, 2018

Thanks for the nice review, Andrew. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Now that the fire restriction is only phase 1, we can now have fires in the steel fire ring. Come back and enjoy a real fire!

Hipcamper Anna
Recommends this listing

We stayed at site 1 with our hard side pop-up trailer (20ft long) and it was great. Definitely recommend booking site 1 (and not 2) if you have a trailer since site 1 has a pull-through drive. The site was clean and had a nice propane grill and a small propane fire pit (we brought our own propane) and a picnic table. We had a nice time walking around the property and exploring one morning. The camp site was in a nice windless spot among trees. We did see some people passing through the property and heard some shooting from an adjacent property during the day (not really bothersome) but all was quiet and peaceful at night. Overall this was a great place to camp and we hope to come back sometime next season. Thanks Jon!

Hipcamper Luke
Recommends this listing

This place is secluded and beautiful. Will definitely go back

Hipcamper Jon
Response from Jon, the Host, on August 20th, 2018

Glad you enjoyed your stay. I have only been through the pull through with an equipment trailer. So I wasn't sure all the branches were trimmed enough to pull through. So now I know at least a 20 ft. will make it through. And, yes, site 2 is only for tents. Generally I just sleep under the stars there. Jon

Property
Hay Zee Mountain Ranch
State
Colorado
$24/night
2 Sites